CSSSN July 2 2015 Meeting Speaker: Michelle Cloud-Hughes on New Cholla Cylindropuntia chuckwallensis
The meeting is Thursday, July 2, at the Garden Club Building on the east end of the newly revamped Lorenzi Park property. The address is 800 Twin Lakes Drive, (used to have an address of 3333 W. Washington Ave.)The address simply changed. It is still at the corner of Twin Lakes Drive and Washington. The parking lot is entered from Twin Lakes Drive. Doors open at 6:30 PM; Board Members should be present no later than 6:30 PM. The open meeting begins at 7:00 PM. (While some snacks or beverages may be supplied, if it is convenient to bring something along to share, it's always nice. If possible, plan to help set up prior to and put away after the meeting.)
About the Speaker: Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Michelle's specialties are botany and ecological restoration, particularly within the southwestern U.S. deserts. She is currently Proprietor at Desert Solitaire Botany and Ecological Restoration. For just over 17 years she was a Project Manager of the Soil Ecology and Restoration Group at San Diego State University Research Foundation.
Cylindropuntia chuckwallensis is a newly-described cactus found in Riverside and northern Imperial Counties. This talk will focus on the characteristics that distinguish this intriguing and beautiful species, how to differentiate it from other common cholla species of the region, and the best areas to find it. Other cactus species found with Cylindropuntia chuckwallensis will also be described.
We'll be hearing about the plant found in deserts similar to the one shown below in the Riverside and Imperial Counties of Southern California!
SPEAKER SERIES CONTINUES: July: Michelle Cloud-Hughes - Cylindropuntia chuckwallensis; August: Victor Lindsey - CSSA 2015 Biennial Convention Review!;
2015 Officers: Susan Kent, President; Stephanie Thomas, Vice President; Dick Askew, Treasurer; Vicki Yuen, Secretary. At large board members Pete Duncombe, Jay Nietling, Phil Lawton. WE SEEK OTHERS! Volunteers for various activities still needed.